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Sunday 28 January 2018

Cumbria Crafters - first visit of the year

Hello there! How are you? I am good and feeling quite relaxed. I had a good day yesterday - we all went to Cumbria Crafters in Lindale and enjoyed the day with the lovely Jo Rice. We started the day by making a card, then worked on a mixed media heart with foamiran flowers.

Here's both projects once they had been comlpeted...

to make the card was very quick and simple - we used some of the Clarity paper pads - I got the one called shenandoah.... we cut our chosen piece to 14cm x 14cm then did masking and stamping and added white. I used a clarity stamp set plus the chocolate baroque large crackle stamp.

To make the heart we covered an mdf heart in another piece of paper from the pad and then knocked back the colour with gesso, added gesso rings, stamping and splats of inkagold before working on making the flowers up from foamiran foam. To do this we used diecut flowers and heated them and shaped them and stuck them together then added stamens. Finally the whole thing was added to the heart along with twine. I think its lovely and was very pleased.

On Saturday evening I took my mum to see The Jetsons at a local village hall. It was great - they play mostly late 50's and early 60's music and you could tell my mum was having a great time! We even had a few boogies! All good.

The girls are both playing with lego now - all the homework is done and they are relaxing whilst I play catch up!!!

Big hugs all!

Rachel xx


  1. simply gorgeous Rachel> Hugs Marlene

  2. Both fabulous Rachel and love the dreamcatcher card too-my little grandson is obsessed with lego
    Carol x

  3. Oh my Rachel what beautiful makes, brilliant card gorgeous colours and composition of stamps and your floral heart is so pretty, Kate x

  4. WOW Rachel the heart is especially beautiful with the lovely flowers and circles...fabulous technique showcase
    Dr Sonia

  5. It sounds like you've had a lovely weekend Rachel.
    Your card and mdf heart are both beautiful, lovely papers and your flowers are gorgeous.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  6. Stunning makes Rachel, we had a lovely weekend, does you the world of good xx

  7. Wow two fab makes. Love the card and that heart is so pretty. Love making these flowers, yours are fab

  8. Fantastic Rachel, I love the card but the heart is gorgeous (my favourite) such wonderful colours and flowers.

    Hugs Sue xx

  9. These are fabulous Rachel, loving the heart and the flowers.
    Linda xxx

  10. Beautiful creations Rachel, I especially love the colour tones on the heart and the flowers are so pretty. Sounds like you and your Mum had a fabulous time on Saturday!! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. Two lovely projects - looks like it was a great workshop (and a fabulous night out with your mum too!). I love the soft blues and greens of the heart, and the flowers are so pretty - and the berry branch stamp on that lovely card has really stolen my heart!
    Alison x

  12. What stunning projects these are. Jo's classes sound a lot of fun. I wonder if you've met my on-line buddy Wendy S. Barbxx

  13. Beautiful creations Rachel.xx


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